Are you tired of dry, itchy skin that just won't quit? Do you want to treat your body to some luxurious TLC? Look no further than the oils and butters used in handmade bath and body products! Here at Straw In My Bra, we've got you covered with a variety of natural and nourishing options.
Let's start with the tried and true favorite: olive oil. Not just for cooking, this versatile oil is full of antioxidants and vitamin E, making it a great choice for moisturizing and protecting your skin. And don't worry about feeling greasy – our products are carefully formulated to absorb quickly and leave you feeling silky smooth. We use olive oil in everything from our flagship goat milk soap to our lip balms and lotion bars.
If you're looking for a tropical treat, coconut oil is the way to go. Its high levels of lauric acid help to keep your skin moisturized and reduce inflammation. Plus, its delicious scent will transport you straight to a sunny beach (even if you're stuck at home). Coconut oil can be found in our soaps, scrubs, lotion bars and lip balms.
For those with more sensitive skin, avocado oil is a fantastic option. It's rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, which work together to soothe and heal dry, irritated skin. Plus, its light texture won't clog your pores or leave you feeling weighed down that's why it's an important ingredient in almost every product we make at Straw In My Bra.
Castor oil may be best known for its hair growth benefits, but it's also a secret weapon for your skin. Its high levels of ricinoleic acid make it a powerful anti-inflammatory, while its humectant properties help to lock in moisture and prevent dryness. Castor oil also helps create a nice, bubbly lather for our soaps.
Now, let's talk butters. Shea butter is a classic for a reason – it's incredibly moisturizing and nourishing, thanks to its high levels of fatty acids and vitamins A and E. Plus, it's a great choice for those with eczema or psoriasis, as it can help to reduce inflammation and itchiness. Shea butter is found in our soaps, lotion bars and lip balms.
Kokum butter may not be as well-known, but it's just as effective. It's rich in antioxidants and has a high melting point, which means it won't melt away in your shower or bath. Its non-greasy texture makes it a great choice for facial moisturizers or leave-in hair treatments. This is one butter that we use in our new whipped body butters
Cocoa butter isn't just for chocolate lovers – it's also a powerhouse ingredient for your skin. Its high levels of fatty acids make it incredibly hydrating, while its antioxidants can help to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We use cocoa butter in our lotion bars and lip balms as well as our new line of products that include whipped body butters.
Last but not least, mango butter is a deliciously fruity option for your body care routine. Its high levels of oleic acid and stearic acid make it incredibly moisturizing, while its natural antibacterial properties can help to prevent breakouts and infections. Mango butter can be found in our whipped body butters.
So, there you have it – a rundown of the many benefits of oils and butters in handmade bath and body products. At Straw In My Bra, we're proud to use only the highest quality ingredients in our products, so you can treat your skin to the very best. Give us a try and see the difference for yourself – your skin (and your senses) will thank you!